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by Lisa K. Greer

Do Not Fear Conflict. Resolve It.

Conflicts exist because we were not created to be clones of one another. We're unique, with no two alike. Even twins have differences. It would be difficult for even a non-believer to dispute that. Below is the Biblical verse that discusses this and below that is a...

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Perspectives

This is a great example of perspectives. It's very telling, and I think every homeowner can relate to it. What I find interesting is that it is so true of our perspective on things in life, particularly regarding the tax assessor perspective when there is money to...

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The Operator book review

I just finished reading The Operator about Robert O'Neill, the Navy SEAL who shot and killed pure evil on May 2, 2011. It is one of the most intense and interesting non-fiction works I've read. Below is the review I posted on Amazon. Our military is one of the most...

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Promotional correction on Advocating for Yourself

Yesterday, on my blog I mentioned running a promotional on my book, Advocating for Yourself: The Laypersons Guide to Contracts, Scams and Overcharging. Turns out, I'm not allowed to just yet, so I have scheduled it to begin January 29. My hope through this book is...

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Billing Issues, Debt Collectors and Consumer Protection

I had surgery at the end of 2017 which necessitated physical therapy over a three month period, which included the first part of 2018. Billing for this in 2017 was perfect, with no issues. However, the rehab facility was purchased by another facility, so in 2018...

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Ridiculousness in the Deal

The final concept in my 7 tips for contracts and business deals is Ridiculous. When I run across terms so one-sided, or so ridiculous in a contract, I have to question it and challenge the provider. In Advocating for Yourself, I cover in detail a click through...

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The Ruse in the Deal

The 6th concept from my book, Advocating for Yourself, is Ruse. With the numerous scammers out there, as well as unethical business who will stoop lower than a snake’s belly to hook you into a deal, it’s difficult to sort out the good from the bad. They make it...

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Recourse for the Consumer When Bullied by a Business

What happens when a lay person enters into a contract and things go wrong? As a consumer, there are protections in the law, and there are entities that govern just about every area of business from banking to medical care. A good rule of thumb is to ask someone in...

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Minimizing Risks and Loopholes in Your Business Deal

The fourth concept in Advocating for Yourself: The Laypersons Guide to Contracts, Scams and Overcharging is Risk. Before I begin negotiating any contract, I assess the risk involved with the deal. Entering into a contract for a painter to paint a couple rooms in...

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